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MIchael Strahan

To Join "Live"

With Kelly Ripa

8/21/2012 1:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

0821_strahan_artMichael Strahan was picked to partner with Kelly Ripa on her morning syndicated show ... this according to staffers at ABC in New York City.

Several staffers told TMZ ... the talk in the building is that Strahan -- who played in the NFL and won a Super Bowl ring -- will be announced as the co-host.

Strahan's rep was seen outside the building on 67th and Columbus a short time ago grinning from ear to ear.

Strahan tried out for the gig in June and apparently impressed the suits.

BTW ... Strahan is 6'5" ... Kelly is 5'3".  Dancing should be fun.

We got Strahan out a few weeks ago, joking about Tim Tebow getting laid -- he's a pretty funny guy ... so we gotta ask ...

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Birdsht    

Jesus H Christ our tv's are going to melt down with all the talentless hosts of the junk we are forced to accept. Kanye, Nikki Minaj, Michale Strahan. I never thought J.Lo and Steven Tyler would be a positive in my lifetime. It only took weeks to change that tune.

737 days ago
2.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

HOORAY!!!!

BEST NEws I've heard all day!!!

Congrats Stray!! You were the best!!!!

737 days ago
3.

dan    

I fear Michael is going to be clapping for an incoming guest and accidentally knock out 90lb Kelly Ripa

737 days ago
4.

Red Lily    

Michael will be great. He's got a great personality. So happy for him and Kelly.

737 days ago
5.

stan    

with these two hosting i can see real hard hitting journalism(milquetoast at it's finest)

737 days ago
6.

karen    

Who?

737 days ago
7.

chris    

I like Michael, but can't take him 5 days a week. I think they should have kept the revolving hosts.

737 days ago
8.

viktor    

Awful decision, as usual.
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737 days ago
9.

andria    

I still want to shove another tooth between his two front. At least he seems like a nice guy, though.

737 days ago
10.

Anna Johnstone    

Did they have a nation wide search for an everyday kind of person? They even had people watching, voting for the person they wanted to see as the co-host.

737 days ago
11.

GLaDOS    

Wow, she's really aged. She used to be hot but she's looking like a mess now.

737 days ago
12.

rosemarie lopez    

I watch this show daily. I think he would be a good co-host!

737 days ago
13.

Tinalouise    

Well, I like him but I really think NIck Lachey or Josh Groban would have been better. Kelly hates sports for one thing and he isn't really in the "entertainment" industry as far as movies go. Regis knew everyone and knew how to tell a good story and could even tell what movies would be up for an Academy Award. I just don't see Michael dressing up for the whole Halloween fiesta either.

737 days ago
14.

Hey Now    

Tiki Barber is somewhere kicking the heck out of himself. LOL

737 days ago
15.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Regis must be rolling over in his grave.

737 days ago
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